I am Mythriie Rajagopalan, a second year mass communication student from Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication. I did my development sector internship at Mitra Jyothi.
The one month I have spent here has taught me what professional life is like but more importantly, great human values.
Mitra Jyothi, an NGO that works for the betterment of the visually impaired, gave me an opportunity to explore and learn in the field I wish to pursue my career. I learnt what it means to come to office and work for 6 full days in a week. They provided me with a very pleasant space to work in. I learnt to keep professional life and personal separately. The people here are very supportive and cooperative.
I got a chance to understand the visually impaired people and their thought process after interacting with them. I also learnt about the different equipment and other things through which they can study like their talking book library, braille library, e-texts etc. about which I knew nothing before.
I learnt about the Braille press and the processes to reach to the final product as I got to have hands on experience on each of the steps. From printing to packaging, I got to work at each step.
Since, I wish to get into event management in the future, I was given an opportunity to handle a matrimonial event with aid and support form their side.
I also learnt how to deal with any work, even some unexpected ones, given to me at any point, regardless of the type of work.
I had an opportunity to work with each and every department here. I worked in the editing department, the library, ILS, placement cell and the braille press. I even got to interact with the students there, got to know them and their stories.
Personally, the best thing about working here is that, one can see where the work they are doing goes. I was made aware of the final destination and the reason behind every work given to me, which gave me immense job satisfaction. It gives immense happiness to know that every contribution of mine, small or big, helps people directly or indirectly.
My experience of working here was a very pleasant one and I will remember and cherish the lessons I learnt here and the memories I have made here, for the rest of my life.
2nd Year Mass Communication Student,
Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication